Hardik Desai Partner, Investing

Hardik Desai

Partner, Investing

Hardik connects early-stage technology companies with entrepreneurial resources in Northeast Ohio and performs due diligence on companies seeking capital from funds managed by JumpStart.

Hardik has more than 10 years of experience working at large corporations and startup companies, where he held diverse technical and business roles. Prior to joining JumpStart, Hardik co-founded IR Diagnostyx in Columbus, Ohio. At IR Diagnostyx, Hardik managed operations and product development efforts for company’s diagnostic test platform and helped the company raise initial seed capital from local investor groups. Before working at IR Diagnostyx, Hardik was Business Analyst for Tech Columbus, a tech business accelerator; he also worked extensively in India and the U.K. as an engineer and software associate in the telecom field.

Hardik received his Bachelor of Electronics Engineering degree from Gujarat University in India, and an MBA from The Ohio State University.